Can Vegans Be On Keto?
Published: 1 year ago
Calling all vegans!
Did you know that you are perfectly capable of reaping the many benefits of a keto lifestyle without giving up meat for ethical or personal reasons?
That's right. Keto can be adopted even if you're vegan, and here are a few tips on how to do it properly and effectively.
Make protein a PRIORITY
It's important to eat enough protein, especially if you're following a vegan diet.
Although animal protein contains all the essential amino acids your body needs, you can also get the same amount of protein from different types of plants.
One example is that soy protein and animal protein are comparable when it comes to quality and digestibility. Soy products can be a good source of plant protein, such as tofu, edamame beans, tempeh, or natto.
Limit your carbohydrates
Count your carbohydrates! Your net carbohydrate intake should be limited to about 20 grams per day.
Avoid popular protein sources like quinoa, buckwheat, and legumes, which contain too many carbs and are not suitable for a ketogenic lifestyle. Be mindful and also skip starchy vegetables and dairy if possible.
Eat healthy fats
What is the golden rule of keto? Healthy fats over carbs.
As a vegan, you can get your healthy fats from healthy, natural keto fats (e.g. butter, ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado oil).
Eating keto while on a vegan diet can be challenging, but after careful planning and preparation, this combined lifestyle is entirely doable. In fact, nutritious whole foods can help provide enough protein needed for a vegan lifestyle.
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